Article date: Sunday, December 25, 2016
Manifesta 12 in Palermo appointed OMA as Creative Mediator
Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of the City of Palermo, Hedwig Fijen, Director of Manifesta, and Ippolito Pestellini
Laparelli, partner at OMA, are delighted to announce the Creative Mediator team for the 12th edition of
Manifesta, held in Palermo, Italy, 2018.
Article date: Sunday, December 18, 2016
Hockney’s home city dedicates gallery to his work
The city of Bradford has announced plans to dedicate a gallery to the work of David Hockney, born there in 1937. The city’s Cartwright Hall will house The David Hockney Gallery, which will include a range of his works, from early sketches to familiar paintings, his latest iPad drawings, plus prints and photographs.
Article date: Friday, December 9, 2016
Baldessari designs 19th vehicle for BMW Art Car Collection
The BMW Art Car collection has recently added a new entry – this time, the designer is none other than the great American master of conceptual art, John Baldessari. Since 1975, a total of 17 international artists have been asked to create BMW Art Cars, utilizing as their ‘base’ one of BMW’s contemporary automobiles.
Article date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Cézanne portraits visit London, Paris, Washington, DC
An exhibition focusing on the portrait works of Paul Cézanne is due to make the rounds through London, Paris and Washington DC, starting next year. This exhibition is a collaboration by part of the Musée d’Orsay, the National Portrait Gallery of London, and Washington’s National Gallery of Art, with John Elderfield of the Museum of Modern Art in New York assuming the role of curator.
Article date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Science Museum opens a new mathematics gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
On 8 December 2016 the Science Museum will open an inspirational new mathematics gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
Article date: Friday, December 2, 2016
Heads of state discuss heritage protective measures in Abu Dhabi
Today marks the beginning of a two-day conference on the protection of endangered cultural heritage, held at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. The conference brings together experts from around the world to discuss concrete measures to tackle the ongoing destruction of cultural sites by Isil in Iraq and Syria, and to prevent other similar catastrophes.
Article date: Friday, December 2, 2016
V&A acquires a burkini for Rapid Response Collection
Yesterday, the V&A announced that it had acquired a burkini – a full-body swimming costume. The garment, first launched in 2004 to encourage Muslim women into sports, became a symbol of national identity politics in France this summer, as women were fined for, and in some cases banned from, wearing the garment in public.
Article date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Art Basel in Miami is open!
In the American show, 267 leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa show significant works from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well the new generation of emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall. Ambitious large‐scale artworks, films and performances become part of the city's outdoor landscape at nearby Collins Park and SoundScape Park.
Article date: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Creative proposals unveiled for lighting London’s Bridges
Proposals by six international teams, representing seventy-three artists, architects, designers, planners and engineers from Asia, Europe, North America and South America were unveiled in the Illuminated River Exhibition, a free exhibition running until 29 November at the Royal Festival Hall.
Article date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
20 years of Apple’s design in a newly released book
Apple has announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products. “Designed by Apple in California,” which covers products from 1998’s iMac to 2015’s Apple Pencil, also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation.
Article date: Friday, November 4, 2016
Museum Receives Gift of Five Sculptures from Cy Twombly Foundation
The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced yesterday the acquisition of five major sculptures by Cy Twombly, one of the foremost American artists of the 20th century. This generous gift of the Cy Twombly Foundation will make these works, which were initially selected for exhibition at the Museum in 2011 by the artist himself, a permanent part of the Museum’s collection.